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Old 03-10-2013, 08:16 PM   #61
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We had nice weather this weekend, so I took the opportunity to wash the Jeep and try out a bottle of Turtle Wax Ice liquid wax that I found on sale at the world of Wally. What intrigued me was the claim that it can be applied to rubber, plastic, glass, etc. without leaving any residue. I did put a coat on and waxed up the door handles and mirrors, too. I have to say it makes them look sweet, and no residue whatsoever.

Can't comment on the flares or bumpers because my flares are painted and my bumpers are coming off soon and being replaced (so I didn't bother trying the Ice on them). When I wax the wife's JKU I'll give the Ice a try on her fender flares, which are unpainted.

Now the big question is how long it's going to last -- if it's a dud in the durability department, I'll be heading back to my tried-and-true carnauba and back-to-black.

Anybody else try the Ice Liquid Wax that can comment on the durability?

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:38 PM   #62
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My jeep was done with wipe new last summer and it still looks great. It works great on plastic and vinyl and powder coating.

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:47 PM   #63
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We had nice weather this weekend, so I took the opportunity to wash the Jeep and try out a bottle of Turtle Wax Ice liquid wax that I found on sale at the world of Wally. What intrigued me was the claim that it can be applied to rubber, plastic, glass, etc. without leaving any residue. I did put a coat on and waxed up the door handles and mirrors, too. I have to say it makes them look sweet, and no residue whatsoever.

Can't comment on the flares or bumpers because my flares are painted and my bumpers are coming off soon and being replaced (so I didn't bother trying the Ice on them). When I wax the wife's JKU I'll give the Ice a try on her fender flares, which are unpainted.

Now the big question is how long it's going to last -- if it's a dud in the durability department, I'll be heading back to my tried-and-true carnauba and back-to-black.

Anybody else try the Ice Liquid Wax that can comment on the durability?


I have had good luck with it on the wife's JK but it is garaged and a
Mall Crawler so not sure how well it compares....I do like it better than back to black though....
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:59 PM   #64
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I have had good luck with it on the wife's JK but it is garaged and a
Mall Crawler so not sure how well it compares....I do like it better than back to black though....
Thanks for the input. My carnauba applications last about 3 months. FWIW, I also park in my garage -- I didn't spend all that money to build a garage just to let it sit empty or collect my junk.

I'm really interested in hearing some more reports of the Wipe-New, too.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:26 PM   #65
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We had nice weather this weekend, so I took the opportunity to wash the Jeep and try out a bottle of Turtle Wax Ice liquid wax that I found on sale at the world of Wally. What intrigued me was the claim that it can be applied to rubber, plastic, glass, etc. without leaving any residue. I did put a coat on and waxed up the door handles and mirrors, too. I have to say it makes them look sweet, and no residue whatsoever.

Can't comment on the flares or bumpers because my flares are painted and my bumpers are coming off soon and being replaced (so I didn't bother trying the Ice on them). When I wax the wife's JKU I'll give the Ice a try on her fender flares, which are unpainted.

Now the big question is how long it's going to last -- if it's a dud in the durability department, I'll be heading back to my tried-and-true carnauba and back-to-black.

Anybody else try the Ice Liquid Wax that can comment on the durability?
IMO TW Ice doesn't compare to a good wax & is no better than other vinyl conditioners, it last about a week & is mostly silicone. I used it for a couple summers on my GC & gladly switched back to carnuba & other conditioners.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:22 AM   #66
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IMO TW Ice doesn't compare to a good wax & is no better than other vinyl conditioners, it last about a week & is mostly silicone. I used it for a couple summers on my GC & gladly switched back to carnuba & other conditioners.
I use the TW Ice wax as well, I tried all the othe brand waxes out there and they were decent but the Ice lasts the longest and gives the paint a totally different shine then the others. So I love Ice I also have the Ice quick detailer wax on hand too, when you don't have time to do a full wax you can use the detailer its spray and go and it covers just as good as the normal wax. I will use it in between full coats, but what like is how long the wax does last and the durability of it. I drive on the highway to work at about 55mph and here lately its been windy out and with the other waxes it would be eaten up by the wind the Ice isn't phased at all. The last I know of that my dad likes is car city garage, he has a 2008 Solstice as his toy car and he tried Ice and all others on it as well and CCG really made it stand out, I was going to try it at some point just to see if it looks as good as the Ice.

It's wild that waxes would have different results on each vehicle. Crazy
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:31 AM   #67
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Ok so my dad applied the wipe new to all his black trim on his car on Saturday, he said it applied well and you deff didn't need a lot to cover, he said it did bring the black back to the original shine, said you couldn't tell anything was even applied, so his car sat all day Saturday after he finished so it could cure. It rained last evening and he said the water repelled off of. He said there was no fade or anything got washed off. So he was impressed, the key is going to be how long it lasts. Weather suppose to be warm again later this week going in to the weekend so I'm going to do a mass cleaning to the jeep and get that stuff applied and see what happens. So this stuff may actually live up to its claims. Time will tell
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:52 AM   #68
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IMO, Adams VTR, is a great product.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:17 AM   #69
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The best so far I'v found is Pig Spit ( yes that's the name of it) followed by 303 and mothers. For what you paid for wipe new it better work very well.
Sounds like it would go well with my Anti Monket Butt powder



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In all seriousness, I use 303 or Mothers. What ever you do, don't use Armorall, it actually strips the UV protectant from things and you have to keep using it to keep the protection up.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:01 PM   #71
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Yeah the cost of wipe new was 35 bucks if it lasts a year then I have no issues hell if it lasts 6 months that's still longer then anything else I have used so I will take it.
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Ok so I never used the wipe new, after my Dad tried it on his car everything we thought was good but after it had time to dry it streaked really bad and it looks awful. The instructions do say if it streaks your pretty much up the creek without a paddle. When my dad was applying it he took his time and followed the directions while he was applying it he said there was no streaking at all but once it started to dry it did some how. Once I saw it that was enough to turn me off of using it, I don't want my fenders and bumper all spotted up and I know each car is different and the product reacts differently to that but it still scared me. So I started looking around for other methods to clean the black trim and I saw a post from another thread so I have to credit to that poster put some one else was looking for something to use on the black trim as well and a guy said to try peanut oil no really. So he swore by it and it would bring the shine back along with pulling off whatever product you currently had applied to it. I've now done this twice and it works perfect and it does bring the shine back and leaves a form of protectant because water seems to repel off of it. To apply it, wash your jeep and fenders and bumper then get a applicator pad and pour about a quarter size or maybe a little bigger amount to the pad and just apply it, you may have to put a little elbow grease to it. Apply it to one fender then go and apply it the rest and then when your done go back to the first fender you started with and take a microfiber towel and just wipe it off and you will see a nice original shine. After the first time I use it my towel was black from all the stuff it had pulled off, I did it a second time second a couple weeks later after it had rained I washed the jeep and fenders and cleaned them with the peanut oil again and this time the towel wasn't dirty at all plus I didn't apply anything to them other then the peanut oil. Sounds crazy I know but it really does work best part is its only $3.62 at Walmart. LOL. Hope this helps some one out
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I've heard of peanut oil before... Actually quite a bit... I'd be worried about the oil degrading and breaking down... My wife cooks with it and after a while, a sticky film develops on the pans that only some heavy elbow grease and a heavy-duty scouring pad can get off... For me, I'd rather stick to something commercial and just take care of it every 2-3 months...
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I've heard of peanut oil before... Actually quite a bit... I'd be worried about the oil degrading and breaking down... My wife cooks with it and after a while, a sticky film develops on the pans that only some heavy elbow grease and a heavy-duty scouring pad can get off... For me, I'd rather stick to something commercial and just take care of it every 2-3 months...
I understand but its getting wiped off just about right away its not like its being applied and sitting on it till it drys. It's worth a shot because I have had minimal luck with the commercial products so if this ends doing the same thing it's no worse. We will find out though, but right now it works great. lol. I appreciate the concern and feed back though. I just hate how faded those bad boys have gotten already its only going to get worse with the summer sun down here. Guess ill figure something out.
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I understand but its getting wiped off just about right away its not like its being applied and sitting on it till it drys. It's worth a shot because I have had minimal luck with the commercial products so if this ends doing the same thing it's no worse. We will find out though, but right now it works great. lol. I appreciate the concern and feed back though. I just hate how faded those bad boys have gotten already its only going to get worse with the summer sun down here. Guess ill figure something out.
I know all about summer sun... I'm in Deep South Texas... Can't get much further south before you need your passport... That sun can sure wreak havoc on vehicles... Good luck!
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:23 AM   #76
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Here is a video from an auto detailer that uses wipe new. He seems to like a lot.

How far does 1.5oz of Wipe New
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:02 AM   #77
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Remaining faithful to the OP's question - I have used Wipe New and it lasts a long time. I have a MINI with plastic fender trim all the way around and it was the only product I found that made the trim look new without having to reapply often. I only put the Wipe New on once and it looks just as good as the day it was applied several (8) months later. I have tried many other plastic shine restoring products and it's the best one yet. Black Wow is good too. The worst was Turtle Wax Trim Restorer (had to reapply often and it turned your fingers black if you touched the trim)
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:46 AM   #78
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I used to use this stuff called Black Chrome. It lasted forever and was cheap. Can't find it anywhere now.
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What I have learned is there is no product that is a one-time deal with protect plastics and rubbers. It doesn't exist. Your best option is to buy a cheap product and apply is frequently.

I use Turtle Wax's plastic/rubber protectant. I literally soak the bumpers and rubber in it every 3 weeks. They shine like new. I mean they literally shine to where they look like they're wet.

I did this on my previous vehicle, a Compass, and it kept the plastic bumper and rubber areas shiny for the two years I had it.

So cheap + frequent gets my vote.

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